February 10, 2018

This is the first post in quite a while. I made a deliberate decision when I left Israel to leave my laptop until I returned. Part of the decision was to disconnect from work, and another part was to give myself the freedom to explore the place I was in. As a new rule...

December 9, 2017

Tomorrow evening is Shabbat, the Jewish day of rest. On shabbat, one says, “Shabbat Shalom”. “Peaceful Shabbat”. When I was in the store last night, I was talking to the woman at the register. Just a little small talk and at the end we both said, “Shabbat Shalom”. Usua...

November 16, 2017

Today I had the opportunity to visit a bilingual school in Jaffa, in Southern Tel Aviv. I’m not sure if you can ever put together a comprehensive slate of steps to establishing a definite peace between Israel and Palestine, a good beginning has begun in Jaffa. Recently...

September 20, 2017

Going through the streets of Florentin is like walking into the house of a friend of a friend. You walk in and it’s super cool and you feel vaguely comfortable. You feel like you’d like to come back, and maybe you want to get to know this person. But that’ll take time...